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October 8, 2009
Disaster Federal Register Notice
October 7, 2009
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Five of the 14 Disaster Recovery Centers operated by the Georgia Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency are closing. Officials urge residents to go to the centers to meet face-to-face with specialists to get information or assistance with their recovery from the mid-September flooding.
October 6, 2009
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Georgians affected by September's severe storms and flooding are urged to be alert for and report potential fraud during recovery and rebuilding efforts.
October 5, 2009
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. --  Everyone affected by the September Georgia flooding can still apply for state and federal disaster assistance, including foreign nationals here legally, said officials from the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
October 3, 2009
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- The 14 Disaster Recovery Centers operated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) will change their Sunday hours effective this Sunday, October 4. All Disaster Recovery Centers will continue to be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and will be open from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday. Disaster Recovery Centers are in the following locations:
October 3, 2009
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Georgia property owners in flood-prone areas can get free advice on making their structures disaster resistant. Informal workshops are being held at home improvement stores and hardware stores in Cobb, Walker and DeKalb counties. Mitigation specialists will come from Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in cooperation with local businesses, building supply centers, relief agencies and local governments.  Information will be given one-on-one in English and Spanish, and free publications will be available.
October 3, 2009
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Just one week after federal major disaster declarations were issued for 17 north and central Georgia counties where individuals had flood damage, more than $24 million in disaster assistance has been approved to help with the recovery from the storms and flooding that started September 18, announced officials with the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
October 2, 2009
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- It rained and rained. And rained some more. Then, kept on raining. The unthinkable became the undeniable: a portion of I-20 west of Atlanta was under water, parking lots became ponds and thousands of homes - many of them beyond established floodplain boundaries - were damaged or destroyed. Historic heavy rains beginning September 18 triggered widespread flooding across north and central Georgia, leading to a Major Disaster Declaration for individuals in 17 counties.
October 2, 2009
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Since President Obama's disaster declaration last week for those areas struck by severe storms and flooding in the State of Georgia, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) have been working closely to deliver support to impacted communities through financial assistance, information and person-to-person contact.
October 1, 2009
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) operated by the state of Georgia and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) opened today in Fulton County for those affected by severe storms and flooding that started September 18. The Disaster Recovery Center is set up at the Fulton County Government Center at 141 Pryor Street Southwest in Atlanta. The center is open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday and 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday.

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